New Bing Maps Features: Interior Views, Enhanced OpenTable Integration, Real-Time Transit, Streetside for Mobile, and New Map Style

In addition to today's other news about Microsoft named Bing Panorama Builder And Streetside Video, here's some more details on the two announcements. The first one focused on new features: Interior Views, Enhanced OpenTable Integration, Real-Time Transit, and Streetside for Mobile:

  • Interior Views: Provides users with immersive 360-degree panoramas of local businesses
  • OpenTable Integration: Lets users interact with OpenTable directly from restaurant pages
  • Real Time Transit on Mobile: Gives users real time info if a bus is on-time or delayed
  • Streetside for Mobile: Brings users street-level imagery + some mobile-exclusive enhancements

The second official entry is all about Bing Maps new map style, version 1.1. Key changes are:

  • Increased city density while preserving a clean, visually appealing map
  • Clearer differentiation between major and minor city streets
  • Greater color contrast at the city-level so streets “pop” out more
  • Altered font sizes and contrast for crisper, less cluttered map labels
  • Improved highway shields for US and added new shields for 7 countries

Of course, the entry offers several screenshots to show the differences.

One comment

  1. With the change of Bing Maps AJAX APi from 6.3 to 7.0 we have to recode all our applications based on this tecnology . So with a little bit of flippancy , a great lack of seriousness , microsoft have deprecated 100% of all Bing Ajax frameworks . which is totaly incredible … I strongly recommend to move away from this and coding app with a more open model who respect basis programing standard!